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Children’s Centre

Information found here 

Doctor’s Surgery

Website: www.longashtonsurgery.co.uk

Library

Information found here 

Parish Council

Website:  www.longashtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Link to Facebook page here 

Post Office

Website:  www.longashtonpostoffice.co.uk

Link to Facebook page here 

Groups with an environmental emphasis:

Transition Long Ashton

Transition Long Ashton was set up to facilitate community co-operation in reducing our carbon footprint and oil dependence, in response to climate change and the end of cheap oil. Amongst the initiatives, the food group supports local food growing and buying, the energy group promotes reduced energy use and sustainable fuels including solar power, and the transport group seeks ways to reduce our reliance on car use. The good news is that it all adds up to a stronger local community!

LA Transition Group includes;

Long Ashton Community Orchard, Long Ashton Growers Community Co-Operative, Chicken Co-Op, Grow it Group, Heart and Soul (providing support for each other), and Tra La (Community Singing Group)

Email: transitionla@blueyonder.co.uk

Website: www.transitionlongashton.org.uk

Long Ashton Community Orchard

A newly established Community Orchard planted and managed by a group of local volunteers in Andre Peel Park, growing a range of apple, pear and plum trees including somne fruit varieties that were developed at the now closed Long Ashton Research Station. The group is learning how to plant, prune and maintain fruit trees that will soon yield for community use, and is open for anyone to join.

Further information can be found here. If you would like to join the group please email Andy Coombe on andycoombe1@hotmail.co.uk

The Long Ashton Horticultural Society

The Long Ashton Horticultural Society ( LA Hort Soc for short) is a group of people who are interested in different aspects of gardening, gardens and growing things. With that in mind we run a Plant Sale in May where we provide cheap, locally grown flower and vegetable plants and shrubs and have a presence twice a year at the Village Market. We also seek to provide talks and outings , offers and discounts for members.

Our main event is staging The Flower Show (first Saturday in September) where children and adults from across the village can enter their flowers, vegetables and herbs; home baking, preserves and drinks; eggs, flower arrangements and artwork; photographs, scarecrows and models; and see if they win a cup or a prize. There are also many children’s classes for different age groups covering miniature gardens, paintings, crafts and baking. Something for everyone – whether you want to enter something you have grown or made, or just come along and see the wonderful array of skills in the village and talk to exhibitors and judges, enjoy home made refreshments and share in  a wonderful village event. We’ve been going for 90 years already so come and be part of a traditional village event.

Membership: £5 per year and includes free entry to the Show and 10% discount on Brackenwood Garden Centre own grown plants. See our website for details of how to contact us and also details and photos of the Show: www.lahortsoc.co.uk